The Cincinnati Enquirer
Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 281
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KROGER STRIKE AUTHORIZED
        Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1099 voted Wednesday to reject the latest contract offer from the Kroger Co. and to authorize a strike at 66 stores in southeastern Indiana, Northern Kentucky and the Cincinnati area.
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Business Headlines for  Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999

Cinergy buys into new plants
        A unit of Cinergy Corp. is teaming with Duke Energy North America (DENA) to own three new wholesale electric generating plants in Ohio and Indiana, including one under construction near Trenton in Butler County.

PNC makes deal with iVillage.com
        Trying to expand its consumer banking relationships, PNC Bank Corp. has signed a $5 million deal with one of the nation's fastest-growing online networks for women.

Small dealer thrives in tough industry
        Recker and Boerger appliances is a small business in an industry where the major players eat rivals for breakfast and don't leave leftovers.

Duramed adds marketing deal
        Duramed Pharmaceuticals has joined forces with a Georgia-based pharmaceuticals company to promote three hormone products, including Cenestin — Duramed's franchise estrogen-replacement drug.

Scrap metal dealer Joseph separates rail car division
        Cincinnati's David J. Joseph Co., the nation's largest scrap metal dealer and one of the largest operators of railroad cars, is splitting its operations into two separate companies.

TRISTATE BUSINESS SUMMARY
        Ashland Inc.'s bid for the U.S. highway construction business of Danish company, Superfos Inc., has apparently won over one of two large pension funds opposing the deal.

INDUSTRY NOTES: REAL ESTATE
        Companies that have relocated in Greater Cincinnati — some to Ohio, some to Kentucky — were asked what they thought were the most important factors in their decision-making.

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
        The most expensive commercial construction projects or renovations, based on dollar values ($200,000 and up) of building permits issued recently in Cincinnati and Hamilton County:

TRISTATE MARKET SPOTLIGHT
        Shares of Structural Dynamics Research Corp. plunged 23 percent, or $3.561/4, to $11.933/4 Wednesday after the engineering software maker said results for the September quarter would be short of analysts' estimates.

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